Michigan State Parks
of the Upper Peninsula

State of Michigan Parks listed in alphabetical order.
Baraga State Park
1300 US-41 South,
Baraga, MI 49908
Located on the Keweenaw Bay(Lake Superior) with easy access to the water. The park is located near many attractions. Take US-41 south of Baraga less than a mile.
Bewabic State Park
1933 US-2 West,
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Bewabic State Park is located on a chain of lakes with good fishing and a sandy beaches. The campground is surrounded by old growth hardwood forests. The only state park with tennis courts. Take US-2 four miles west of Crystal Falls.
Brimley State Park
Rt.2, Box 202,
Brimley, MI 49715

Brimley has 270-camping sites. They are modern and large along with a beautiful beach and swimming on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. Take 6 mile road one mile east of Brimley.
Craig Lake State Park
P.O. Box 66,
Champion, MI 49814
Located in the heart of moose country, this park is ideal for back country camping, canoeing, and viewing wildlife . Take US-41/M-28 six miles west of Champion and turn north onto Keewaydin Lake Road. Go 12 miles, taking the left fork after six miles.
Father Marquette National Memorial (no campgrounds)
720 Church St.,
St. Ignace, MI 49781
This national memorial and museum honors the Jesuit priest who established Michigan's first permanent settlement. Take US-2 half a mile west of the intersection with I -75.
Fayette State Historic Park
13700 13.25¼ Lane,
Garden, MI 49835
Features a restored iron smelting company town from 1867-1891. Take US-2 to Garden Corners and go south on M-183 17 miles.
F. J. McLain State Park
Rt.1, Box 82, M-203,
Hancock MI 49930

On Lake Superior, this park includes beautiful views of Michigan sunsets. Activities, including snowmobiling for the winter months and lighthouse viewing for spring and summer.
Fort Wilkins State Historic Park
P.O.Box 71,
Copper Harbor, MI 49918
Built in 1844, Fort Wilkins portrays military life in the mid-1800s with costumed interpreters re-enacting individuals who lived at the Fort. The lighthouse museum depicts Lake Superior shipping, shipwrecks and lighthouse living conditions. Take US-41 east of Copper Harbor.
Lake Gogebic State Park
H.C. 1, Box 139,
Marenisco, MI 49947
This park offers shady, lakefront campsites on the shore of Lake Gogebic, the longest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula. Take US-2 to Marenisco and drive 10 miles north on M-64 or take M-64 south of M-28 eight miles.
Indian Lake State Park
Rt.2, Box 2500,
Manistique, MI 49854
Located on a mile of sandy beach, Indian Lake State Park offers recreation for swimmers, anglers and campers. Take US-2 to Thompson and head north on M-149 three miles. Go east for half a mile on County Road 442.
Indian Lake State Park (WEST)
The West Unit offers secluded and sheltered campsites approximately a half mile from the lake. Take M-149 and proceed three miles north of the Indian Lake Main Unit.
Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site (no campgrounds)
P.O. Box 66,
Champion, MI 49814
One of the Upper Peninsula's many impressive waterfalls. Take M-94 north of Sundell two miles.
Muskellunge Lake State Park
Rt.1, Box 245,
Newberry, MI 49868
Situated between the shores of Muskellunge Lake and Lake Superior, this park is known for its forests, lakes and streams. Rock hunters frequent the Lake Superior Shoreline in search of agates. Take M-123 north of Newberry four miles to County Road 407. Follow 407 West 24 miles.
Palms Book State Park (no campgrounds)
Rt.2, Box 2500,
Manistique, MI 49854
The home of Michigan's largest spring, "Kitch-iti-kipi." The 40 foot deep spring can be viewed from a self-operated observation raft. Take Us-2 to Thompson and go 11 miles north on M-149.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
412 S. Boundary Rd.
Ontonagon, MI 49953
On the shores of Lake Superior, offering towering old-growth forests and cliff top scenic vistas. This 60,000 acre park has waterfalls, back country campsites, more than 90 miles of hiking trails and 16 rustic cabins. Winter activities such as cross-country ski trails and 15 ski runs along a 641 foot vertical drop. Take M-107 three miles west of Silver City.
Straits State Park
720 Church St.,
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Near boat lines serving Mackinac Island, one of the most popular tourist areas in Michigan. The park has an observation platform and a number of campsites that offer stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac. Take I-75 to US-2 and exit at Church Street. Go south on Church Street for a quarter of a mile.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Star Rt.48, Box 225,
Paradise, MI 49768
The Upper Falls of Tahquamenon Falls State Park is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, with a drop of 50 feet and a width of 200 feet. The Lower Falls is a series of smaller waterfalls cascading around an island. The parks 40,000 acres also feature one of Michigan's largest old-growth forest stands. Take M-123 25 miles north of Newberry or 12 miles west of Paradise.
Tahquamenon Falls S.P. (River Unit)
This portion of the park offers a scenic, secluded campground, as well as a launch site for canoes and boats. Take M-123 five miles south of Paradise.
Twin Lake State Park
Rt.1 Box 234, M-26,
Toivola, MI 49965
This parks most popular feature is a sandy, warm inland lake that is shallow enough for young children. Take M-26 southwest of Houghton 26 miles.
Van Riper State Park
P.O. Box 66,
Champion, MI 49814
A conifer and hardwood forest offering a sandy beach, hiking trails and fishing spots in the heart of moose country. Take US-41 35 miles west of Marquette.
Wagner Falls Scenic Site (no campgrounds)
Rt.2 Box 2500,
Manistique, MI 49854
This waterfall is nestled among large pine and hemlock trees. Travel one mile east of Munising on M-28 and a quarter mile west on M-94.
J.W.Wells State Park
N7670 Hwy M-35,
Cedar River, MI 49813
This park has many waterfront campsites and rustic cabins on Green Bay (Lake Michigan), with three miles of shoreline to explore. Full of wildlife. An great getaway for hikers, biking and outdoor enthusiast. Take M-35 30 miles south of Escanaba or 25 north of Menominee.